Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Author: Annie Dillard

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd


Category: Nature

Page: 290

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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek has continued to change people's lives for over thirty years. A passionate and poetic reflection on the mystery of creation with its beauty on the one hand and cruelty on the other, it has become a modern American literary classic in the tradition of Thoreau. Living in solitude in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Roanoke, Virginia, and observing the changing seasons, the flora and fauna, the author reflects on the nature of creation and of the God who set it in motion. Whether the images are cruel or lovely, the language is memorably beautiful and poetic, and insistently celebratory. Just pay attention, Dillard urges throughout, and you will find yourself 'sailing headlong and breathless under the gale force of the spirit'.

A Study Guide for Annie Dillard's "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 34

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A Study Guide for Annie Dillard's "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Nonfiction Classics for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Nonfiction Classics for Students for all of your research needs.

The Thoreau of the Suburbs

When Annie Dillard Wrote Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, She Didn't Think Anyone Would Want to Read a Memoir by a "Virginia Housewife." So She Left Her Domestic Life Out of the Book - and Turned Her Surroundings Into a Wilderness

Author: Diana Saverin



Category: American literature

Page: 32

View: 448

Three by Annie Dillard

The Writing Life, An American Childhood, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Author: Annie Dillard

Publisher: Harper Perennial


Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 211

A stunning collection of Annie Dillard's most popular books in one volume.

Encyclopedia of the Essay

Author: Tracy Chevalier

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1002

View: 977

"This groundbreaking new source of international scope defines the essay as nonfictional prose texts of between one and 50 pages in length. The more than 500 entries by 275 contributors include entries on nationalities, various categories of essays such as generic (such as sermons, aphorisms), individual major works, notable writers, and periodicals that created a market for essays, and particularly famous or significant essays. The preface details the historical development of the essay, and the alphabetically arranged entries usually include biographical sketch, nationality, era, selected writings list, additional readings, and anthologies."--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

Nature Writing

Author: Don Scheese

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 183

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Thoreaus Sense of Place

Essays in American Environmental Writing

Author: Richard J. Schneider

Publisher: University of Iowa Press


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 324

View: 217

Recent Thoreau studies have shifted to an emphasis on the green" Thoreau, on Thoreau the environmentalist, rooted firmly in particular places and interacting with particular objects. In the wake of Buell's Environmental Imagination, the nineteen essayists in this challenging volume address the central questions in Thoreau studies today: how “green,” how immersed in a sense of place, was Thoreau really, and how has this sense of place affected the tradition of nature writing in America? The contributors to this stimulating collection address the ways in which Thoreau and his successors attempt to cope with the basic epistemological split between perceiver and place inherent in writing about nature; related discussions involve the kinds of discourse most effective for writing about place. They focus on the impact on Thoreau and his successors of culturally constructed assumptions deriving from science, politics, race, gender, history, and literary conventions. Finally, they explore the implications surrounding a writer's appropriation or even exploitation of places and objects.